NPR logo

Army Aids Those Too Fat To Enlist

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/102260572/102261713" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Army Aids Those Too Fat To Enlist

Army Aids Those Too Fat To Enlist

Army Aids Those Too Fat To Enlist

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/102260572/102261713" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

U.S. Army recruiters say they routinely encounter young people who want to enlist but can't because they are overweight by Army standards.

It's enough of a concern that recruiters are trying creative ways to help otherwise-qualified prospects to drop the needed pounds.

Julie Rose reports for member station WFAE in Charlotte, N.C.